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  1. Thread: Unprepared

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    I think he's saying that you're going to die in...

    I think he's saying that you're going to die in an avalanche no matter what you do so why bother with training, but it's SFB so who the hell knows what he's really saying.

    so some people with...
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    I'm pretty sure that when the big one hits folks...

    I'm pretty sure that when the big one hits folks in SF won't need a siren to tell them there's a problem. And if little rocket man drops the big one it's better to not know ahead of time.
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    I was skiing at Sugar Bowl in some early season...

    I was skiing at Sugar Bowl in some early season heavy fresh a couple of seasons ago. I was on 106's. The ski team kids freeskiing on their GS skis were blowing me off the mountain.
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    I think you were right. But I can't be sure.

    I think you were right. But I can't be sure.
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    Jet Blue? You're fucked. For some reason Jet...

    Jet Blue? You're fucked. For some reason Jet Blue is the preferred airline for people taking little kids to see the grandparents at xmas. Then they don't buy seats for the little ones but turn them...
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    We made limoncello which basically involves...

    We made limoncello which basically involves soaking lemon zest in vodka for a few weeks, adding to simple syrup and letting it sit for a few more weeks. Very popular to make at home in Italy and...
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    The preschoolers that have a free play break in...

    The preschoolers that have a free play break in the Truckee Rec Center gym--playing bumper cars with trikes and little plastic cars and generally running around screaming and having a great time...
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    That Breville Bambino Plus I bought is quite...

    That Breville Bambino Plus I bought is quite nice. I got an excellent cup the first time. A couple of nice features--you can adjust the one cup and two cup settings to make a set amount, or operate...
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    and I thought you were making fun of the guy with...

    and I thought you were making fun of the guy with his fly down
  10. Thread: Unprepared

    by old goat
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    so you're saying that because training and gear...

    so you're saying that because training and gear doesn't prevent all avalanche incidents we shouldn't bother? It is true that there is always some risk, trained people do get buried on low risk days....
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    you'd lose I'm afraid. I do know of a fight...

    you'd lose I'm afraid.
    I do know of a fight between two surgeons in the middle of an open heart operation. One guy was operating, the other guy came in and started yelling at the operating...
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    Idiot woman driving through town 10 mph with...

    Idiot woman driving through town 10 mph with chains on, last snow 5 days ago, raining lately, roads clear for days.
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    I like the last paragraph. The lawyers...

    I like the last paragraph. The lawyers threatened to go on strike. Why ca't we have that here?
  14. What you say about trash may be true--I've never...

    What you say about trash may be true--I've never been to China--but the Chinese are eating our lunch when it comes to developing and selling green tech like solar panels, batteries and the like. If...
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    Moving to first class and letting a stranger sit...

    Moving to first class and letting a stranger sit between two small children seems like a no brainer to me. But then back when my kid was 2 or so and SW handed out seats on a first come first serve...
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    Our neighbor's Glaswegian sister use to come...

    Our neighbor's Glaswegian sister use to come visit her in Truckee for the great weather here . . . in the winter.
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    Do you know of any place where donkeys wear thong...

    Do you know of any place where donkeys wear thong underwear. I like to look at ass. (Sorry).
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    What's medium high, giving the range in BTU's of...

    What's medium high, giving the range in BTU's of stoves these days? (While we're at it--what is a clove of garlic, the big cloves on the outside or the little ones on the inside. Not that it...
  19. and racism

    and racism
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    The backup camera on my Forester is always...

    The backup camera on my Forester is always getting road grime on it during the winter. Can someone invent a tiny washer/wiper unit for it please? We old people need our backup cameras.
    And how do...
  21. Tough to sail to China from Sweden I think.

    Tough to sail to China from Sweden I think.
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    Oh, I'm all in favor of Alexander's solution to...

    Oh, I'm all in favor of Alexander's solution to untying the Gordian knot. It's how I would do it.
    And how did I ever make it this far in life without knowing what rack and stack meant (of course it...
  23. But what if you want to ski like Stein?

    But what if you want to ski like Stein?
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    The Alexander the Great solution

    The Alexander the Great solution
  25. https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/12/10/...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2019/12/10/arctic-may-have-crossed-key-threshold-emitting-billions-tons-carbon-into-air-long-dreaded-climate-feedback/...
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    Dentist in Reno had a Chamonix poster on the wall...

    Dentist in Reno had a Chamonix poster on the wall in the procedure room. I guess the stereotype is true.
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    I thought AI speaks better English than that.

    I thought AI speaks better English than that.
  28. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Did you realize the Eagles control their own...

    Did you realize the Eagles control their own destiny, that they win the division and make the playoffs if they win out? Yeah, I thought you did.
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    I don't remember the charge. My wife probably...

    I don't remember the charge. My wife probably does but I won't wake her up to ask. We've always moved the furniture; I assume they would but charge more of course. Don't know for sure. Most years...
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    friends of ours have a 50 year old parrot. That...

    friends of ours have a 50 year old parrot. That old thing is very cranky, like most old people.
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    The all clad stainless I have says don't use high...

    The all clad stainless I have says don't use high heat. But I'll give it a try if you buy me a new one if I wreck it. (It's stainless with aluminum core so the laminated construction may be the...
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    we use chem-dry. I've done it myself with a...

    we use chem-dry. I've done it myself with a rented machine but chem dry does it much better. the carpet is dry in a few hours. There are franchises all over--there are several in Colorado, don't...
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    The cooking surface of copper pans is generally...

    The cooking surface of copper pans is generally covered with something else, usually SS. You would only be cleaning copper on the outside. I use a plastic scrubber made of a bunch of individual...
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    I watched a piece on TV about a lab at Harvard...

    I watched a piece on TV about a lab at Harvard that is working on extending life by replacing worn out genes with new copies. It works in rats. They're about to start clinical trials on dogs. AFAIC...
  35. Bag balm for me.

    Bag balm for me.
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    A watched pot never boils.

    A watched pot never boils.
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    I have a pair of calphalon nonstick omelet...

    I have a pair of calphalon nonstick omelet pans--8 and 12 in--that I only use for eggs. I have a 14 in nonstick pan for crepes because I can't lift a 14 in Carbon steel or cast iron pan. Other than...
  38. Probably best for beginners to stick to the pool...

    Probably best for beginners to stick to the pool though. Given the calories burned in open water swimming the amount of food someone like Lynne Cox eats to maintain her significant body weight must...
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    "The insurance companies in California lost more...

    "The insurance companies in California lost more money in 2017 -2018 as they made from 1991-2016. From the NYT 12/5:
    The state’s homeowners insurers lost a total $20 billion in the 2017 and 2018...
  40. see post 2 although I was kidding about the cold...

    see post 2 although I was kidding about the cold water

    Still excellent for cardio and calorie burn/weight loss. With a bad knee he'll get a lot more of both with swimming than with leg focused...
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    With both our sons getting married soon (no...

    With both our sons getting married soon (no official announcement on the second) I'm going to have to learn to make mid-century modern furniture. None of that 18th century stuff for them.
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    I've made my wife a dressing table with seat...

    I've made my wife a dressing table with seat (Queen Anne), a drop leaf dining table (Chippendale), a carved picture frame (she's an artist), and a carved boot jack, an inlaid pencil post headboard...
  43. Thread: NFL 2019/2020

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    Hey, if Boise State could play in blue uniforms...

    Hey, if Boise State could play in blue uniforms on a blue field . . .
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    So you're a spy.

    So you're a spy.
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    why ffs would I read the Canada thread? Our great...

    why ffs would I read the Canada thread? Our great leader says your not so great leader is two-faced. Sounds like an enemy of America. I might as well read the Iran thread.
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    I think we need a dryer lift off. Personally I...

    I think we need a dryer lift off.
    Personally I have a hard enough time lifting the clothes up from the washer to the dryer.
  47. Aren't french fries a petroleum product?

    Aren't french fries a petroleum product?
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    Yeah, but where are the flying cars?

    Yeah, but where are the flying cars?
  49. Nature and Science are left wing radical fake...

    Nature and Science are left wing radical fake news un-American rags that are enemies of the people. Everyone knows that.
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    Man puts injured dog in the back seat of his car....

    Man puts injured dog in the back seat of his car. Turns out it was a coyote.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/04/eli-boroditsky-coyote-manitoba-canada-car/
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